I had the honor of watching Chef David Kinch, Chef and proprietor of 2 Michelin Star winning restaurant, Manresa in Los Gatos, and also one of the deans of the International Culinary Center demonstrate the assembly and plating of a salad served at his restaurant to the students of the school. The final product is pictured above on a very aptly designed plate that looks like a pair of hands are holding a pile of all natural ingredients. The "dirt" is made from potatoes and the other ingredients include edible flower petals and baby greens covered in a mist of house made dressing.
After the demonstration, chef was kind enough to stay to record an interview for my Youtube channel. You can check out the video below.
For anyone interested, a written transcript of the full length interview is linked here.
Here are some still shots of his demo. All photos by Rachel L. from the ICC.